University of Iowa College of Law

320 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52242 | Google Map

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Founded 1865 | ABA Accredited 1923

Established in 1865, the University of Iowa College of Law is the oldest public law school in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River. Located in the college town of Iowa City, the law school has recently been ranked among the top 26 schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

The law school offers a rich curriculum. First year students engage in the traditional foundation courses and also have the opportunity to choose an elective. Notably, first-year students will have two small section courses each semester. This allows for greater interaction between students and faculty. During the second and third years, there are a few required courses but the curriculum is largely elective. In addition to the traditional classroom instruction, students have numerous opportunities to engage in hands-on learning experiences. To this end, there are various legal externships, moot court and client counseling competitions, trial advocacy programs, clinical law programs, and other academic opportunities from which to choose.

The College of Law also has an International and Comparative Law Program that is comprised of an extensive list of courses, several study abroad programs, a student and faculty journal, and research opportunities. In addition, the College of Law has an Innovation, Business, and Law Program that allows interested students the opportunity to study intellectual property, antitrust, and corporate law in depth.

NOTABLE ALUMNI

Norm Coleman, Former U.S. Senator John J. Bouma, Managing Partner, Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, Arizona Rita B. Garman, Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court Carol Havemann Lynch, General Upstream Tax Counsel for ExxonMobil Coleen Rowley, Retired FBI Special Agent and Time Magazine’s 2002 Woman of the Year

Rankings

POLL OF POLLS#34

SELECTIVITY RANK#44

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